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High Court cuts judgement: the Twitter reaction

19 May 2017

The sector took to Twitter this week after a high court judgement ruled in favour of upholding the Department of Health’s (DH) cuts to English community pharmacy funding.

Despite criticising the DH for its implementation of the cuts, Mr Justice Collins yesterday (18 May) rejected two cases fighting against the funding reduction brought by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA).

The DH told The Pharmacist: ‘We are pleased that the judge has upheld the Government’s position on this case and we welcome this decision.’

Read on to find out how the news unfolded and how the sector reacted to the news on social media.

‘Wrong, reckless and unfair’

As the news of the ruling broke over Twitter, community pharmacists were quick to express their opinions.


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